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Top 4 Diet Principles of FSGS

Time:  2014-05-19 07:49

Top 4 Diet Principles of FSGSPatients who are diagnosed with FSGS are eager to have a personalized diet since the diet limitation for them is very strict, next, we will introduce the top 4 diet principles of the disease.

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a disease that causes urinary loss of protein and eventual scarring of the glomerular filters of the kidney. Eventually, patients will experience a set of signs and complications due to the decline of renal function. Even if a healthy diet can not treat the disease, to some degree, it can help to improve the prognosis. The specific details of diet are summarized as follows:


Owing to the decline of renal function, the failed kidneys can not carry out its functions normally. So, too much protein will aggravate the burden of failed kidneys, it is not beneficial to control the development of illness condition.

Limit the intake of salt

For patients with FSGS, they will present high blood pressure easily. So, they should limit the intake of salt, since lots of salt will damage blood vessels, it is possible to speed up the development of hypertension.

Avoid high potassium foods

Since patients will experience high-potassium level, which can lead to hyperkalemia, it is bad to relieve illness condition and improve the quality of life. There are some common high potassium foods, such as, spinach, potato, banana, black fungus, mushroom and so on.

Pay attention to the phosphorus products

Patients should also keep away from the foods that are rich in phosphorus element, because too much phosphorus can lead to irregular heartbeat, it even can threaten patents’ life. Generally speaking, high phosphorus foods are: seafoods, egg yolk, animal inner organs, soy foods, etc.

Except for the above diet limitations, there are still many details. If you want to learn more info about the diet limitations, contact us by emailing to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com, or leaving a message below, we will reply you as soon as possible.

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